Have you played the Botticelli guessing game? You ask others questions to find out your “identity” – which is pre-written and attached to you in a place you can’t see it, but others can. Like these headbands! Basic animals and people are great subjects for younger kids. They can ask, “Do I have feathers?” or “Do I have a tail?” as they try and figure it out.
- Glue stick
- Plastic headbands
- Pipe cleaners
- Duct tape
- Conversation bubble template (click image to the right to download)
- Dry-erase markers
- Print out our template for the outer and inner conversation bubbles. Glue the inner bubble on top of the outer bubble, making sure it’s centered.
- Laminate the bubbles using a lighter-weight laminate (either at the office supply store or with a home laminator). Cut out each bubble, leaving about a 1/4-inch laminate border all the way around.
- Take a pipe cleaner and bend it in half. Place the headband at the “V” of the pipe cleaner and twist it around the band several times, so that it feels secure. Trim the remaining pipe cleaners to 2 inches long.
- Turn your bubbles over and place the pipe cleaners on top. Rip off a piece of duct tape and secure the pipe cleaners to the laminate. Press firmly to ensure a strong hold.
- Get playing! To erase, simply apply a small amount of window cleaner and wipe the bubble clean – and ready for writing a new noun.